Join the Playgroup WA Board

Playgroup WA, as the peak body for playgroups in Western Australia, has been supporting, servicing and establishing playgroups throughout Western Australia since 1972.

Research shows children who attend playgroup are less likely to be developmentally vulnerable when they start school. Playgroup WA’s work in supporting children, families and communities throughout Western Australia remains as important today as when it started.

Playgroup WA has 2 vacancies on the Board. These appointments will commence in January 2021.

We are seeking applicants with experience in any of the following areas:

• legal

• governance

• child and family services

and a willingness to take on a secretariat role on the Board.

The Board’s role is to set long-term goals and objectives for Playgroup WA to ensure it continues to be relevant and supportive to our thousands of member families, to provide support and direction to the CEO on the implementation of strategies to achieve these goals, to monitor compliance with policies and financial and legal requirements, and to maintain effective communications with members.

Board meetings are held monthly, between school and business hours, alternating between governance and strategic focused agendas. Childcare is provided for these meetings. Most board members also participate in one of the Board’s subcommittees.

Current board membership is diverse, with a range of experience and skills to ensure good governance and strategic direction. Both metro and country-based members are encouraged to apply, as the Board will look at ways to ensure effective representation and time management.

Previous Board or Management Committee experience is not essential, however will be viewed favourably. Most importantly we require engaged board members with a keen interest in the development of the under 5’s who have a connection, understanding and commitment to playgroups. Applications from current members of Playgroup WA (Inc) are encouraged and highly regarded.

If you are interested in joining the Board of Playgroup WA, please send an updated CV and covering letter to leanne.gordon@playgroupwa.com.au. Please clearly title your emails: Playgroup WA Board Vacancy 2020.

The closing date for applications is 9 December 2020